Table 4.

Changes in Spearman rs values for reference samples upon progressive removal of selected elements from the Spearman calculation (#2007191559 = Beverley granitoid, #2007190602 = Merredin granitoid, #2007190484 = Kalgoorlie greenstone, #2007190142 = Widgiemooltha greenstone, #2007190159 = Nullarbor marine limestone, #2007190881 = Gascoyne calcrete, #2007190065 = Mt Isa Cu, #2007191289 = Curnamona Cu, #2007190717 = Coolgardie Au, #2007190042 = Ballarat Au)

Reference sample pairsAll 51 elementsAu and Cu removedAu, Cu, Mg and Ni removedAu, Cu, Mg, Ni, Fe and Ca removedAu, Cu, Mg, Ni, Fe, Ca and 12 REEs removed
#2007191559 v. #20071906020.7500.7400.7320.7170.622
#2007191559 v. #2007190484−0.547−0.524−0.502−0.461−0.242
#2007190484 v. #20071901420.6580.6490.6310.5940.571
#2007190159 v. #20071908810.0070.025−0.020−0.073−0.238
#2007190065 v. #2007191289−0.027−0.106−0.104−0.113−0.200
#2007190717 v. #2007190042−0.438−0.503−0.520−0.513−0.367

Values of rs which are >0.1 greater than, or less than, the rs in column 2 are shown in bold or italics, respectively.